WTO: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has not emerged winner yet – Aide

Mr Paul C Nwabuikwu, Media Adviser to Dr Okonjo-Iweala debunked reports that Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala been declared winner race for  WTO Director General.

Reports  which have turned turned to be fake news,  claimed that  she had clinched the job Thursday

But  Okonjo-Iweala’s aide in a statement titled:  “WTO DG winner not been announced” said, “The race for the WTO director-general is still very much on.

Nwabuikwu said  in a statement sent to Newsdiaryonline,  “Contrary to inaccurate released by an unidentified source, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala not been declared winner.

“As announced by WTO, the managing director the World Bank and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee are the final two contestants left in the race.

“The winner should be announced in two to three weeks.

“That remains the correct position.

“Dr Okonjo-Iweala is appreciative and energised by the enthusiastic support .

“And she is urging all to keep praying until the final whistle,” the statement said.